Art Adventures

  • The Jordan Schnitzer Family Art Adventures Summer Camp

    Each week, Art Adventures builds a community led by our talented artists/instructors and counselors. Campers play games, make friends, and participate in art workshops designed to strengthen their creative abilities while developing their social, communication and intellectual skills.

    Campers participate in four different fine art and craft workshops per day. These workshops, which continue throughout the week, offer campers a wide range of art making experiences in both two and three-dimensional media. The weeklong sessions run from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Each Friday afternoon at 4pm, all of the young artists gather with parents and friends for an “Art Walk” to share their artwork with families, friends, camp staff and other artists. The art show gives campers a chance to celebrate the week’s accomplishments and to see their work through the eyes of others.

    Children are grouped by age/grade with a typical group size being 12 campers. If your child would like to be grouped with 1 friend please be sure to indicate this in the “comment” field during check out. We do our best to honor your request but we CANNOT GUARANTEE placement. We are not able to group more than one friend in one group together.

    Who: Registration is open to children who will be entering grades 1-5 in the fall.

    What: Week-long sessions are comprised of four art workshops a day plus snack breaks, games, skits, friends and festivities!

    When: Daily camp schedule runs from 9am-5pm with extended care from 8-9am & 5-6pm for an additional fee.

    Where: Most workshops are taught in open tents throughout our beautiful 10-acre campus, using the natural environment as a backdrop for creativity.

    Why: Children need a chance to develop their creativity! We give them the tools and instruction to learn and explore in a nurturing environment.

    Group Requests: If you would like your child to be grouped with a friend, please enter this request into the comments box during the checkout process. We are only able to group with one child, no more than one grade apart in age.

    For questions please contact


    Please select the week(s) you wish to enroll your child in AA summer Camp

  • Art Adventures YA! (Young Adult) Day Camp introduces students in grades 6-8 to OCAC’s professional arts studios under the guidance of working artists and arts educators. Each weeklong session is comprised of two in-depth art workshops— one in a 2D medium and the other in a 3D medium. This intensive exploration of two different studio techniques provides the developing teen boundless opportunity for self-expression and personal exploration. The YA! Day Camp is an ideal starting point for any youth interested in pursuing art at a more complex and rigorous level.

    At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 4:00pm for our Friday Art Show, where students can show off their work and view work done by other YA! participants.

    Each week long camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm, every day. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $25 per session. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft.
    Art Adventures Young Adult Day Camp cost $350 per session. Tuition includes materials and camp t-shirt. Campers must bring a lunch and two snacks.

    Group Requests: If you would like your child to be grouped with a friend, please enter this request into the comments box during the checkout process. We are only able to group with one child, no more than one grade apart in age.

    Click here to download YA! Workshop Descriptions.

  • Join us for a day of creating while your school has an in-service day. We offer young artists an exciting day of two innovative and creative workshops that engage kids in unique projects, inspiring the imagination and fostering the future artist. Games, free choice time and snacks round out a great day of making on campus in our studios. Tell a friend! Students must bring 2 snacks and a sack lunch. Before and After Care is available.

    Community Studios / Schoolhouse
  • Come create and explore craft together! Our Family Workshops are designed for the artist in everyone. Spend some special time together and see what unfolds!
    This workshop is recommended for adults and kids ages 5 and up.

    *Cost is per person. Please enter the number of attendees in "Quantity" before adding to cart.
    *One adult must attend with children.

    Community Studio / School House
  • OCAC is debuting our newest camp this summer, Art Adventures Beginnings Camp. Beginnings Camp is specifically for our youngest artists, ages 4-6 years, to guide our campers through an exploration of visual art, play, song, and dance as a first step towards interdisciplinary creation. Our camp links creative problem solving with exploratory learning, all directly tied to children’s imagination and a desire to create.

    Beginnings Camp is Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. This half day schedule for the week includes a fantastic curriculum of free time for art making, some structured projects that build throughout the week, physical dance/movement and exploration with mediums such as music, drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Art Adventures Beginnings will have its own Friday ART WALK, a final exhibition of the week’s activities and fun.

    Each week of Beginnings Camp will have a unique and exciting focus, so repeat campers are welcome!

    Monday - Friday
    9:00am - 12:00pm

    Choose the weeks/sessions you want